Archives / 2016 / January

Watch: We play Far Cry Primal’s first story mission

Join us for the first moments of Far Cry Primal's story campaign as we hunt the wily wooly mammoth, are jumped by a saber-toothed tiger, and meet a member of our tribe with a worrying penchant for collecting ears.Along the way we craft weapons from roc... »

Watch: We play Far Cry Primal’s first story mission

Join us for the first moments of Far Cry Primal's story campaign as we hunt the wily wooly mammoth, are jumped by a saber-toothed tiger, and meet a member of our tribe with a worrying penchant for collecting ears.Along the way we craft weapons from roc... »

30 years in space: Meet the man who’s kept space sims flying

It's hard to say what the most overused plot in gaming might be, but when it comes to a certain genre it's fair to say that the launching of a fleet of hastily built space arks in an effort to evade extinction is about as derivative as it gets. It's somewhat fitting that the collective history of said games has followed precisely the same trajectory.It was against a dark background of first-person... »

Blackmagic Video Assist review

Video capture is a key component in virtually every Digital Foundry article we produce. Since 2007, our mantra has been to grab every last pixel pumped out by console HDMI port in order to produce evidence-driven analysis - and back in the day that involved working with companies specialising in medical and military imaging in order to create bespoke capture solutions that simply didn't exist at ... »

Remembering Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon Age: Origins marked the point at which western RPGs properly moved into the spotlight. Knights Of The Old Republic laid the groundwork, combining a surprisingly geeky implementation of Dungeons and Dragons rules with its direct player control an... »

The XCOM 2 mods you can play from day one

Long War Studios has already produced three mods for XCOM 2, all of which are playable from launch.The team behind XCOM: Enemy Unknown's popular Long War overhaul recently announced its partnership with developer Firaxis Games, although they've actuall... »

Watch: Are betas beneficial for players?

The closed beta for The Division has gone live, letting players close car doors and look at digital dogs to their hearts' content. With the game so close to launch though, is the beta really a meaningful test exercise for Ubisoft, or is it simply anoth... »

Performance Analysis: The Division beta

The Division's beta may not match its spectacular E3 2013 demo point-for-point - back then a mascot for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One's brimming potential - but what we have today still outshines most current-gen titles in its technical spec. A post-pande... »

HDMyBoy Developer Prototype Unboxing (HDMI Gameboy)

HDMyBoy Developer Prototype Unboxing (HDMI Gameboy)

Finally it’s arrived, after 14 months since we tested the first developers trial version, the HDMyBoy is complete in DEV version.HDMyBoy Developer Prototype Unboxing »

Keith Stuart on: horror, madness and control

There is a famous phrase, often attributed to the Greek dramatist Euripides but likely much older: whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad. The loss of control and identity that "madness" represents (and we should all be aware that madness is ... »

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